January 1st, 2020 - December 31st, 2021
2021 SAMAAP Board of Directors
SAMAAP (The Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama) is a civic non-profit organization, which has as its objectives to support and raise funds for the maintenance and extension of the work of the West Indian Museum of Panama. In addition, the organization is also dedicated to supporting and sponsoring activities that contribute to the social and cultural development of the community and feature the best aspects of afro-Caribbean culture.
Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum (SAMAAP) was formed in March 1981. The primary objective of this civic, non-profit group has been to foment community interest in the projects of the Museum as well as to sponsor socio-cultural and academic activities that promote West Indian Culture in Panama.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020-2021
On Tuesday December 29th, 2018 at 7:00 pm the new Board of Directors was sworn in virtually.
President: Arcelio H. Hartley
Vice President: Nyasha Warren
Treasurer: Melva Lowe de Goodin
Recording Secretary: Verónica D. Forte
Correspondence and Archival Secretary: Gloria Branch
Public Relations Secretary: Marva Christie
Admissions Secretary: Carmela de Gobern
Secretary of Social Development and Welfare: Catalina Garrido Eastmond
Secretary of International Affairs: Marva Christie
Law and Order Officer: Dario Shirley James
Member-at-Large: Anthony McLean